Tips To Stay Stress-Free While Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding can be months or years that cause a lot of stress. It’s difficult to make decisions about the biggest day of your life in such a short period of time. To help you stay ahead of any stress and anxiety we have a few tips for you to keep in mind. Things like shopping smart or simply asking for help will take a lot of work off of your plate.
Stay within your budget
Money can be a big cause of stress in life and that’s no different when it comes to wedding planning. This may seem obvious, but set a budget before you start planning and stick to it. It’s important to set a realistic budget and account for large expenses you know you want to splurge on. The best way to stay within your set amount is to keep track of every wedding-related purchase. Whether you utilize a checkbook, a separate bank account, or just a note in your cell phone, make sure you know what you’re spending.
Be smart with your stationery
Your stationery is the first experience of your wedding that your guests get to have. Your save-the-dates, invitations, and even day-of signage are the initial design pieces that set the theme and tone of your wedding. It’s important to choose unique pieces that show off you and your fiancé’s personalities and relationship. However, this process doesn’t have to be an expensive hassle. Order all of your wedding stationery through one online distributor so you know the design will be cohesive from your save-the-dates and placement cards, all the way to your thank you cards. When you shop collections online you can see everything you may want laid out in front of you, compare how each set of stationery will look together, and browse prices. This is the easiest, most frugal way to get quality stationery that will impress your guests.
Don’t stress over thank you gifts
Thank you gifts for your wedding party and close family members are a nice way to show your appreciation for their love, support, and help during your planning process. We know that picking out presents and buying them can be hard. However, in the grand scheme of things, this is such a small part of your planning so keep it simple! For your wedding party, buying the same item for everyone is an easy way for you to give thanks. Think dainty jewelry for your girls to wear on your wedding day and beyond or a nice bottle of whiskey for the groomsmen to get the celebration started. Even buying sunglasses for everyone in the wedding is an easy way to pull off gifting for a large group in one purchase! For your parents and in-laws, a gorgeous gift basket for both is an effortless way to say thanks.
Ask for help
Delegating tasks to other people is a huge way to relieve any pressure from planning you may be feeling. There are plenty of important tasks that will be up to you and your fiancé - booking and paying vendors, attending meetings, and picking out decor. However, if you need help sending out invitations, making DIY crafts, or transporting guests then look to your friends and family. There are likely people in your life that are eager to help so don’t be afraid to ask!
Keep it simple!
From the planning process to the actual event, keeping everything as simple as possible will help you feel confident, enjoy this process, and maybe even save money. Don’t invite people you don’t want at your wedding, use simple decor and flowers, utilize people you know to help plan (maybe a close family friend is a caterer or a DJ?). Not only will these tips help you stay within budget they will help reduce your stress by avoiding overthinking and by making it easier for you to be decisive about what you want.